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3 Car Accessories That Will Save You Money
You finally purchase that one car you’ve wanted for years and now you’re free to drive it anytime you want and anywhere.
13:54 01 December 2020
But as much as you’re excited about driving it around, you also remember that a big chunk of being a responsible driver means keeping your ride in good shape with constant maintenance.
Modern cars aren’t fragile and are made to be as durable as possible. However, over time they do lose some of their strength, causing you to make repairs or outright replace parts, or even the car itself. But there are ways to circumvent this with a few smart purchases. These will help you save money that you would’ve otherwise spent on car maintenance and repairs.
UV Sun Shield
Summers can get pretty hot. If you live in certain parts of the world, you know this better than anyone else. And you already know that staying under the Sun for too long. This is also somewhat true for your car. While it won’t get sunburned like our skin can, leaving your vehicle out in the summer heat for too long can result in certain kinds of damage, and if not any direct damage, then the slow buildup to one.
Leather interiors are very comfortable and stylish, but leave it under the sun for too long and it’ll start to flake and peel. Before you know it, every time you sit down, you’re tearing at it a little bit more, until entire patches of it are completely missing. This is caused by the direct sunlight slightly melting the surface of the leather, making it less durable.
But you can fix this with a UV proof sun shield. It comes in different varieties, but one thing is always true about all of them: they can prevent the sunlight from damaging the interior of your vehicle, saving you the money you would have spent on the repairs. Fixing the interior isn’t really expensive, but if you have to do it several times a year and it happens to be of high quality material, it’ll start setting you back quite a bit.
Purchasing a sun shield can fix this entire problem.
Waterproof Car Cover
Many people own a garage, but parking outside may be your only option once in a while. There’s nothing inherently wrong with parking outdoors, but consider that you’re taking a gamble that changes with each season. And the closer you approach fall or spring, the higher chance there is of heavy rainfall leaving your car drenched for days.
A little drizzle won’t really do much to your car, but leave it wet long enough, and corrosion will begin to take place on different parts. Once rust gets there, then you’re in big trouble. This is where car covers come into play.
Waterproof car covers are designed to get through all kinds of harsh weather, from the lightest drizzles to heavy thunderstorms, keeping your car’s interior and exterior safe. This has several benefits. The first one being the obvious safety of your car, as parts won’t get wet and begin to rust. You also won’t spend as much money at the car wash, since waterproof covers also leave your car as dry as when you parked it.
Especially useful for people who enjoy the great outdoors, waterproof car covers are another way to save money on car maintenance and repairs.
It seems like most people simply buy car mats just to put something under their feet. And sure, they are essentially just that. But there’s more to car mats than just plopping down any bit of rubber that you find.
A lot of people really seem to downplay how much money car mats could save them at a wash, as well as on future interior and flooring replacements. But if you purchase a car mat made of quality material, as well as one that perfectly fits the space under your seats, you’ll find yourself paying a lot less on routine car interior cleaning.
By purchasing a car mat that perfectly suits your interior not only in terms of style, but also its size and shape, you’re keeping your car clean and whole for longer, requiring far less frequent maintenance visits and having to pay for a deep cleaning every other week.